Thomas Day analyses carbon market mechanisms, corporate climate commitments and national level climate policy at NewClimate Institute. Thomas has more than 10 years of experience in the climate policy field.  Thomas’ recent work on corporate net-zero targets and carbon neutrality claims – including his co-authorship of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor – has demonstrated the need for greater guidance and scrutiny in corporate climate planning and offsetting claims. Thomas’ extensive research on Kyoto-era market mechanisms contributed towards a significant global knowledge gap on the current situation of mitigation activities under global carbon markets. This research has been influential for informing the debate on the potential risks and safeguards associated with different options for the use of offsetting credits post-2020, with particular relevance for the analysis of voluntary carbon markets and corporate net-zero targets. At the national climate policy planning level, Thomas provides direct advisory support to governments with regards to their climate change planning processes and the development of climate change mitigation policy. In this capacity, Thomas' work with the governments of Mongolia, Kenya and Georgia has included support for the development of national climate action plans, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term decarbonisation pathways, as well as consultation on the different options for interaction with Article 6 mechanisms.

Navigating Energy Transitions: Mapping the road to 1.5°C
Publication date 21 Oct 2022

NewClimate Institute led the analyses of Chapter 5.3 of the ‘Navigating Energy Transitions: Mapping the road to 1.5°C’ report: The...

Evaluation of manure management alternatives in Georgia
Publication date 28 Sep 2022

This report starts by describing the current situation of the agriculture sector in Georgia, including how the sector is set up, main...

Evaluating corporate target setting in the Netherlands
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

An assessment of the climate action plans of 29 Dutch companies and financial institutions In this publication, we scrutinise the...

Landscape for mitigation action and finance in Georgia’s agriculture sector
Publication date 01 Apr 2022

Climate Smart Agriculture practices in the context of Georgia’s climate mitigation efforts This report provides an overview of the...

Sector-level policy gaps for climate change mitigation in Georgia
Publication date 01 Apr 2022

Summary of policy coverage and ambition raising potential This report assesses Georgia’s sectoral mitigation policy coverage by...

Increasing transparency and integrity of corporate climate pledges

NewClimate Institute is partnering with Carbon Market Watch to address key gaps in the evolving landscape of corporate climate pledges...

Analysis of pre-2020 developments in the global carbon market

The German Emission Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) contracted a consortium, led by NewClimate...

Sustainable development framework for market mechanisms

The potential from synergies between GHG reduction activities and the promotion of sustainable development has not always been...

Climate Opportunity

The research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM), developed by NewClimate Institute, C40, and...

Overviews on sectoral implementation of nationally determined contributions

NewClimate Institute, supported by GIZ, developed a series of briefing papers giving an overview of status and prospects for NDC...

Actor and Policy Mapping Tool
Publication date 25 Feb 2020

The Actor and Policy Mapping Tool is an open-source, Excel-based tool to map actors, policies, and policy planning processes in a...

Estimation of the carbon offset credit supply potential
Publication date 26 Feb 2019

The carbon offset credit supply potential tools provide bottom-up estimates of the volume of credits that could be issued under a range...

Climate Opportunity Dashboard
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The Opportunity 2030 dashboard provides an interface to interactively compare scenarios for different benefits and regions assessed in...

Corporate net-zero commitments: PR stunt or part of the solution?
Venue Online, ClientEarth Summit 2022
Date 11 Oct 2022
Start time 11:00 am

Over the last 18 months, companies have been eager to announce their net-zero commitments. Business evangelists laud the green ambition...

Press conference: Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022
Venue Online
Date 07 Feb 2022

Thomas Day and Silke Mooldijk presented the findings of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022 at a joint virtual press...

Online event: Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality
Venue Online
Date 26 Nov 2020

Thomas Day, Frederic Hans, Julie Emmrich (all NewClimate), Ilka Starrost (GIZ), Lisa Herrmann (GIZ) and Siddharth Pathak (2050 Pathways...

Online event: Unpacking the finance sector's investment commitments
Venue Climate Week NYC 2020
Date 28 Sep 2020

Katharina Lütkehermöller, Thomas Day (both NewClimate), Mark Roelfsema (Utrecht University), Jesica Andrews (Net Zero Asset Owner...

Event: Preparation of first NDCs kick-started national mitigation policy process, but momentum needs to be maintained
Venue COP24
Date 04 Dec 2018

Frauke Röser, Niklas Höhne and Thomas Day presented on "Preparation of first NDCs kick-started national mitigation policy process, but...

Urgent need for regulatory intervention to turn the tide on misleading corporate climate pledges
Publication date 03 Nov 2022

09.11.2022: Update with reaction to the announcement from the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) The UN High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero...

Major Dutch companies’ climate pledges fall short of what is needed for Paris Agreement
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

Berlin, 5 July 2022 – New analysis published today shows that major Dutch companies only commit to reduce their emissions by 19% by...

Q&A with the authors: Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022
Publication date 07 Feb 2022

Companies around the world are increasingly alert to the climate emergency, facing calls from a growing range of stakeholders to take...

Press Release – Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022
Publication date 07 Feb 2022

Go to the report / Read the Q&A with the authors Download the methodology / Watch press conference Major companies largely fail net...

Switzerland’s bilateral agreements to offset their emissions set a poor precedent for ambition ahead of COP26
Publication date 28 Oct 2021

Photo by Mostafa Meraji through Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA 3.0. No changes were made except for a format change. Switzerland has...

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